A Lange & Söhne Honours 175 Years of Watchmaking With a Limited Edition Timepiece

Lindsay Judge   |   09 - 09 - 2020

A Lange & Söhne celebrates the establishment of Saxon precision watchmaking 175 years ago, when Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded his manufactory for fine timepieces with the new 1815 THIN HONEYGOLD “Homage to F. A. Lange” watch.

 

This two-hand watch in a limited edition of 175 pieces features a case in Lange’s exclusive honey gold, a white enamel dial, and special movement finissage.

 

 

This special design commemorates the anniversary of the first pocket watch, designed by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in 1845.

 

Three limited-edition timepieces make up the full collection; the 815 RATTRAPANTE HONEYGOLD, the TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL HONEYGOLD and the 1815 THIN HONEYGOLD all belonging to the 1815 watch family, which symbolises Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s birth year. The watches also resemble the classic pocket watch that made the brand famous.

 

 

These simple and elegantly designed timepieces feature a case that is just 6.3 millimetres high. It consists of honey gold, an alloy developed exclusively for A. Lange & Söhne through a unique and complicated process. The metal is harder and more scratch-resistant than other gold alloys, with a fineness of 18 carats.

 

The dial features brilliant white enamel that stands out against the honey tone. Dark-grey printed Arabic numerals complete the classic piece.

 

 

The L093.1 manufacture calibre of the 1815 THIN HONEYGOLD “Homage to F. A. Lange” is a modern interpretation of Lange’s product philosophy. With a power reserve of 72 hours, the 2.9-millimetre-high manually wound movement proves that compact dimensions and performance are not mutually exclusive. The freely oscillating Lange balance spring has a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. In combination with a classic screw balance, it assures optimised rate accuracy.

 

 

The 167 parts of the movement in this watch are assembled by hand, paying tribute to the style and values possessed by Ferdinand Adolph Lange.

The watch is limited to 175 pieces and is available from today (9th September 2020).